Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that he has done nothing wrong amid talk of his possible role in a federal probe into "strong-arm" tactics used by Boston unions.
"If there is an investigation, an investigation does come up, I'm assuming at some point there will be indictments coming down," Walsh said. "If that's the case, I will not be getting one of those, because I did nothing wrong.
The Boston Globe reports union leaders, developers and staffers at Boston City Hall have been subpoenaed as part of the federal investigation.
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Labor officials are being investigated for allegedly threatening developers and business people who hired non-union workers on their projects.
The paper says Walsh was recorded on a wire tap in 2012 where he allegedly told a development company it could face permitting problems in Boston unless it used union labor at another project in Somerville. Walsh was head of building trades from 2011 to 2013, when he stepped down to run for mayor.
Walsh said he's not aware of the conversation cited by the Globe or even if there is an investigation taking place. He said he has not been contacted by federal authorities regarding this situation, and that he remains committed to making sure the city's development process is fair and open.
"I know what I did when I ran the building trades. I ran the building trades building relationships, doing what I was going to do," he said. "That was five years ago and now as mayor of the City of Boston it's a completely different role."
Walsh said he has not been contacted by federal authorities, and he remains committed to making sure that the city's development process is fair and open.